Can somebody give opinion about my itinerary?
Hello there. i'll be coming to japan for 9 days and I plan to buy 7 days JR pass while I am in Japan. Below is my rough itinerary for my trip. Can somebody suggest me how to make an improvement for this itinerary? Did i make a correct decision to buy JR pass? Don't you guys think that this trip is just too cramp to put everything in?
[xxx] - depart from xxx (0100)
[OSAKA] - arrive osaka at (0825)
[OSAKA] - depart to miyajima and hiroshima
[MIYAJIMA and HIROSHIMA] - day sighseeing
[KYOTO] - sleep at kyoto
[KYOTO] - day sightseeing
[KYOTO] - depart to hachinohe
[HACHINOHE] - day sightseeing
[HACHIHOHE] - depart to oirase gorge and lake towada
[OIRASE & LAKE TOWADA] - cycling and sightseeing
[HACHINOHE] - depart to tokyo
[TOKYO] - sleep in tokyo
[TOKYO] - depart to kawaguchiko
[KAWAGUCHIKO] - sightseeing around
[TOKYO] - tokyo sightseeing
[TOKYO] - halfday sightseeing
[HANEDA AIRPORT] - Haneda (2230) depart to xxx (0630)
[xxx] - arrive at 0630
That's one interesting and somewhat crazy trip. It's a good example of how efficient a JR Pass can be as it would be at least 3 times the price. It is a lot of travel so I would recommend looking at travel times and ask yourself if you want to be on the move so much.
I would also leave your visit to Shirakawago for a later time, it will just take way to long to get there from Kawaguchiko and I think that it would be impossible to even make it to Tokyo on the same day. Better would be to enjoy your time up north a little, maybe see a bit more of Hokkaido, make a stop at Sendai or maybe explore Kurosaki.
Hope this helps!
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